6/4/2013 | Scioscia impressed with Coello's hybrid pitch
Mike Scioscia caught countless pitchers during his 19 seasons as a pro and has managed countless others in his 14-year reign as Angels skipper. What occasionally floats out of the right hand of one of his relievers, Robert Coello, is completely foreign to him.
6/4/2013 | Reyes reports good progress with sprained ankle
Jose Reyes' sprained left ankle continues to improve and it's possible he could begin a rehab assignment within a couple of weeks.
6/4/2013 | Tillman delivers gem as O's take opener in Houston
Buoyed by a dominant seven-inning start from Chris Tillman, the high-flying Orioles capitalized on a pair of Astros miscues to seal a 4-1 series-opening win Tuesday night and give Baltimore its first victory in four tries in Houston.
6/4/2013 | Davis off DL after working on leg strength
Blue Jays outfielder Rajai Davis was activated from the 15-day disabled list prior to Tuesday night's game against the Giants. Davis had been out since May 10 with a strained oblique muscle but while speaking with reporters he also admitted that there was some discomfort in his legs as well.
6/4/2013 | Deduno's strong effort keeps Twins trending upward
With Samuel Deduno scattering just four hits over six-plus innings and Ryan Doumit remaining hot at the plate, the Twins slipped past the Royals, 3-0, for their eighth win in the past 10 games.
6/4/2013 | Crain, Reed making themselves marketable
Jesse Crain and Addison Reed have been stellar at the back end of the White Sox bullpen and have positioned themselves as potential trade targets.
6/4/2013 | Astros honor firefighters as stories hit close to home
In the current three-game series against the Orioles, the Astros organization will honor the four Houston firefighters who lost their lives in last week's local fire.
6/4/2013 | Electric ninth ends in Nats' first walk-off of '13
Steve Lombardozzi hit a sacrifice fly to left field with the bases loaded to plate the winning run in the ninth inning of the Nationals' 3-2 walk-off victory over the Mets on Tuesday.
6/4/2013 | Olerud returns to raise awareness of skin cancer
Former Mariners star John Olerud and his father were at Safeco Field on Tuesday to help raise awareness for skin cancer.
6/4/2013 | Samardzija explains shouting match with D-backs
D-backs third-base coach Matt Williams and Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija exchanged some words during Saturday's game at Wrigley Field. On Sunday, Arizona manager Kirk Gibson complimented Samardzija, but he also suggested the pitcher remain quiet and focus on pitching. What happened?
6/4/2013 | Ichiro even with Williams on all-time hits list
Ichiro Suzuki's third-inning RBI single off the Indians' Scott Kazmir was the 2,654th hit of his big league career, tying him with Ted Williams for 72nd place on the all-time hits list.
6/4/2013 | Quentin facing Dodgers for first time since ...
Carlos Quentin was in the lineup against the Dodgers for the first time since the incident with Zack Greinke, but neither team expected any retaliatory measures.
6/4/2013 | Yanks in no state to downplay bump in power
The Yankees, searching for some offensive traction since a hot start to the season, could really use a few more homers. Or even a lot more homers. Conveniently, Mark Teixeira can provide just that.
6/4/2013 | Panda back in lineup; Pagan still on hold
Pablo Sandoval returned to manager Bruce Bochy's lineup card Tuesday after missing the weekend series in St. Louis with a strained right foot.
6/4/2013 | Mayberry homers to tie it in 10th, win it in 11th
Phillies right fielder John Mayberry Jr. hit a game-tying home run in the 10th inning before delivering a game-winning grand slam in the 11th to beat the Marlins, 7-3, on Tuesday night.
6/4/2013 | Jepsen riding scoreless streak in return from DL
Since returning from the disabled list, Angels reliever Kevin Jepsen has thrown 3 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing just two hits while striking out five.
6/4/2013 | MLB eyes penalties for players linked to clinic
Major League Baseball's vigorous independent investigation of Biogenesis could be close to a far-reaching conclusion that may result in lengthy suspensions for numerous players: Ryan Braun, Melky Cabrera, Nelson Cruz and Alex Rodriguez among them.
6/4/2013 | Betancourt gives Brewers win over A's in 10th inning
Milwaukee rallied for three runs to tie it in the eighth inning, and Yuniesky Betancourt came through with a two-out RBI double in the 10th, giving the Brewers an unlikely 4-3 walk-off win to snap their two-game skid on Tuesday at Miller Park.
6/4/2013 | Tex remains hot, helping Phelps bounce back
For the second time in as many nights, Mark Teixeira provided the big blow for the Yankees. The first baseman slugged a three-run home run during a four-run third inning, providing New York just enough offense to fend off Cleveland, 4-3, on Tuesday night.
6/4/2013 | Not getting better, Capuano lands on DL
Chris Capuano returned to the disabled list on Tuesday with what the Dodgers are now calling a strained lat muscle on his left side. Stephen Fife will remain the rotation to start on Saturday.
6/4/2013 | Is this finally the Pirates' year?
With a heavy dose of pitching, along with just enough clutch hitting, speed and grit, the surging Pirates suggest they'll get it right this time. They want us to believe they won't spend the second half of another season evolving into their slumping predecessors of the past two years, but we are wise to doubt. The Pirates have this problem: their past. Like their past 20 years.
6/4/2013 | Strop throws 20-pitch simulated game
Pedro Strop (lower back strain) threw a 20-pitch simulated game on Tuesday afternoon and the plan is for him to take a day off and fly to Sarasota, Fla., to throw an inning on Thursday for possible reinstatement this weekend.
6/4/2013 | Clean session has Pineda set for rehab stint
It's been nearly a year and a half since the Yankees acquired Michael Pineda from the Mariners, and in that time, the big right-hander has pitched no regular-season innings for New York or any of its Minor League affiliates. On Saturday, he'll throw his first. Pineda is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Class A Advanced Tampa after throwing 65 pitches in an extended spring game on Monday without incident.
6/4/2013 | Free-and-easy Brett asks for same of young Royals
George Brett was his free-and-easy self Tuesday as he launched the hometown segment of his new assignment as the Royals' interim hitting coach.
6/4/2013 | Perez returns to KC after missing time in Venezuela
For eight games, the Royals missed Salvador Perez's enthusiasm and leadership behind the plate, but relief came Tuesday, when he returned to the lineup against the Twins. In a corresponding move, the team optioned catcher Adam Moore to Triple-A Omaha.
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